• DIY PROJECTS

    MENDING YOUR MITTENS

    If there is anything I have learned from living a more sustainable lifestyle, it's the idea of fixing something before throwing an item away and buying new. Reduce, reuse, recycle, is actually more like: Refuse, reduce, rethink, reuse, refurbish, repurpose,…

  • GARDEN

    PRESERVING HERBS AT THE END OF HARVEST SEASON

    If you want to enjoy your home grown herbs for more than just the summer growing season, finding ways to preserve them is important. One of the most popular herb preserving methods is drying and storing, but sometimes recipes are…

  • BATHROOM,  KITCHEN,  PINTS

    10 PLASTIC SWAPS

    Finding alternatives to swap out single-use plastic items for reusable ones is an essential step to lowering your household waste, and there are many ways you can reduce unnecessary plastic everyday. Find out how!!

  • GARDEN,  KITCHEN

    FUN WAYS TO USE LILACS

    Lilacs are a spring blooming favourite sure to make any passerby take a deep breath when they catch the scent of these purple budding beauties. Actually, lilacs can come in pink and white varieties too and even variegated purple and…

  • ARTICLES,  GARDEN

    GROWING A LOVE FOR DANDELIONS

    Dandelions have always received a bad reputation from lawn perfectionists looking to eradicate said “weeds” from their yard. Dandelions, although great at propagating and seed spreading, are actually not weeds nor are they an invasive species. Dandelions are considered...

  • GARDEN,  KITCHEN

    HOW TO GROW SPROUTS

    Vegetable and seed sprouts are a delicious, nutritional, and plastic free fresh food that can be grown indoors year round. In the grocery store you may find alfalfa sprouts in the produce section packed into a small plastic container. When…

  • PINTS

    25 WAYS TO HELP THE EARTH DURING EARTH MONTH

    Earth month is the month of April, bringing awareness to environmental issues and how we can be better to the planet, for more than just one day a year. It gives us the chance to start fresh, and with these…

  • ARTICLES

    WHY YOU SHOULD STOP BUYING PAPER TOWEL

    Most paper products are made from wood fibre, created by breaking down wood or recycled paper products into pulp to create new ones. It should not be a shock to hear paper towels are also created in this way, and…

  • DIY PROJECTS,  HOLIDAY

    VALENTINE’S FOR BACKYARD WILDLIFE

    This fun vegan suet seed heart DIY project is a great way to spread Valentine's love to the wildlife in your backyard. In my yard, as the temperature drops to -30 this week, these wildlife Valentine's are being loved by…

  • HOLIDAY,  PINTS

    A GUIDE TO A ZERO WASTE VALENTINE’S DAY

    Although a great day to celebrate love in the world, Valentine’s Day along with other holiday’s have been known to generate so much waste! This day alone sells 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, all to be thrown away on…